The table below looks at the statistics for V-Model skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited V-Model over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
V-Model
Rank 148 164 133
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -31
Contract jobs citing V-Model 2 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.057% 0.16% 0.094%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.069% 0.19% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
Median daily rate £270 £280 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £179 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £343 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £59.25
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -28.27%
V-Model
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2904 3669 2419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.00% 81.99% 75.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1863 2304 1386
Median daily rate £401 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £289 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 141 112
Median hourly rate £24.00 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.13% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.46 £56.97 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

V-Model
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing V-Model as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

V-Model Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

V-Model
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing V-Model across the North West region.

V-Model Daily Rate Trend in the North West

V-Model
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing V-Model across the North West region.

V-Model Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

V-Model
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing V-Model within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -2 2 £270 +8.00%
V-Model
England

V-Model
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing V-Model also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for V-Model.

1 6 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 4 (66.67%) HP
4 3 (50.00%) Java
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) JIRA
4 3 (50.00%) Selenium
4 3 (50.00%) Security Testing
4 3 (50.00%) TDD
5 2 (33.33%) Ruby
5 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (33.33%) QA
5 2 (33.33%) Information Assurance
5 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
5 2 (33.33%) ISEB
5 2 (33.33%) XML
5 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 2 (33.33%) BDD
5 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
5 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (33.33%) Algorithms
5 2 (33.33%) C#
6 1 (16.67%) 802.1X
6 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
6 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (16.67%) Coaching
6 1 (16.67%) User Stories
6 1 (16.67%) Open Source

V-Model
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) 802.15
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) IPv6
1 1 (16.67%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (16.67%) Bugzilla
3 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
3 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (16.67%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Quality Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (16.67%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
4 3 (50.00%) Security Testing
4 3 (50.00%) TDD
5 2 (33.33%) BDD
5 2 (33.33%) Information Assurance
5 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Analytics
6 1 (16.67%) Coaching
6 1 (16.67%) Data Analytics
6 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
6 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Open Source
6 1 (16.67%) Scrum
6 1 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle